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Lynda Charters
How new eye drop is stabilizing and relieving dry eye
A novel lubricant eye drop that specifically targets tear film evaporation in dry eye disease seems safe and effective for treating mild-to-moderate evaporative disease.
Two recent genetic discoveries may offer hope for patients with advanced AMD
The discovery of a gene for North Carolina macular dystrophy, PRDM13, and transplantation of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs)-derived retinal cells show promise to restoring vision to patients with advanced AMD.
OCT provides minute details of aqueous outflow pathways, motion
Schlemm’s canal and collector channels respond rapidly to changes in pressure gradients.
Femtosecond laser surgery still raising bar for cataract surgery outcomes
Femtosecond laser cataract surgery has demonstrated comparable safety, superior effectiveness, and greater efficiency compared with traditional phacoemulsification.
Image-guided system streamlines cataract surgery planning
A new image-guided system streamlines surgical planning for patients undergoing cataract surgery with implantation of a single-piece aspheric IOL or a multifocal IOL.
How Big Data is changing the game in cataract surgery
How Big Data is changing the game in cataract surgery
By 2020, there will be over 5,200 gigabytes of data available for every individual worldwide, she said. Ophthalmology seems ready for Big Data as evidenced by the findings dating back to the 1990s.
Viral-mediated gene therapy approaches for retinal degeneration
Kimberly Drenser, MD, PhD, explains that there is hope for treating these patients with the advent of viral-mediated, gene replacement therapy and new synthetic replacement molecules for inherited retinal degenerations.
Better alternatives to standalone prostaglandin analog therapy
Physicians have the option of various adjunctive therapy when prostaglandin analog therapy alone is not sufficiently potent to lower IOP, i.e., they can add one agent, a fixed-combination therapy, or perform selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT).
Graft failure: Techniques for best outcomes the second time around
When a graft fails, surgeons have three factors to consider: the reason for the graft failure, the chances of success with a second surgery, and what has to be done differently to ensure the success of a new graft, said Francis Price Jr., MD.